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Graveyards with my Grandfather

- When I think of graveyards, I cannot help but remember my experiences as a child. My parents were divorced, my father was in the Navy and I rarely saw him. I lived with my mother and was the oldest of six kids. During the summer when school let out, my mother always sent me to my father’s family, my grandparents, for the summer. They lived about three hours away, but I did not know them very well, and although I never particularly wanted to go, my mother said it was best, so I could get to know my father’s family....   [tags: Grandfathers, ]

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The Importance Of Hunting With My Grandfather

- I have been hunting all of my life; most of the time has been in Wyoming with my grandfather. My grandfather has shown me hunting tips that you cannot read about, and true moments that can never be taken away. The time spent outdoors has made me into a very sharp hunter. The events that led up to the hunt are the calm before the storm. Every year I know that I have one thing to look forward to; hunting with my grandfather, the excitement of getting to opening day, tagging the perfect dear. First, I think it’s important to explain that hunting with my grandfather is something I have done since I was eighteen years old....   [tags: Deer, Hunting, Grandparent, White-tailed deer]

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My Grandfather Was A Father

- Throughout my childhood, I was under the assumption that my paternal grandfather would live forever. He never seemed to grow older; each passing year would deepen his smile lines, but I never saw these wrinkles as a sign of age. My grandfather was one of the happiest individuals I have ever known. He knew how to make everyone laugh and always provided a helping hand to those in need. My grandfather was a family man and made sure to put the needs of his loved ones before his own every day of his life....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Chemotherapy, Father]

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The Great Grandfather By Mangal Pande

- 1. Samad’s Great grandfather, Mangal Pande, Played a huge role in history because he was the one who allegedly started a revolutionary uprising in India. Mangal Pande shot the first bullet in the Indian mutiny of 1857. Samad looks up to his great grandfather and hopes to be just like him. Samad thought he should be treated like royalty because of his blood. I believe having his great grandfather in his blood gave him hope and made him believe in himself. Samad feels the need to let everyone know who his great grandfather was....   [tags: English people, England, Indian Rebellion of 1857]

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A Biography Of My Grandfather

- I did my biography on my grandfather. He was a very successful man who was in the air force. My great grandfather was Guo-Liang Chang. He was working under china's spy system(like the CIA in USA). At the time, China was against Japan, fighting in World War 2. My grandfather was born in December 24th, 1921. He was born in Hunan State in China. His name is Jer-Shian Chang. He was an only child but he had many step-brothers and step-sisters but they always picked on him. It was very peaceful from childhood to high school....   [tags: China, war, planes]

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Saying Goodbye to My Grandfather

- I do not know how many drafts I have written, nor do I know how many hours I have spent pondering this one essay prompt. “Who are you?” It’s a question we are often asked, but the answer to this question is one that everyone struggles with. To explain what changes not only by days, but by seconds, is a near impossible task. There are so many events that occur during life that changes who we are. It is during these events, however, that our strengths shine through. Although I am a typically more introverted person, there is one key event that has recently occurred that I am not scared to share....   [tags: personal reflection essay]

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The Day My Grandfather Died

- It was a dark, frightening night the day my grandfather died. His tragic end occurred on July 10, 2009. I was 10 years old during that period, but I can recall everything as if it had happened yesterday. Since I was borned until I turned 11, my dad used to live in the United States and go to Mexico over Christmas break. Therefore, during most of the year, my mom, sister, brother and I used to go and live with my maternal family instead of staying alone in our home. We thought that it would be safer to stay with her family regardless the crowded space rather than having space in our home but being completely alone with no one protecting us....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Aunt, Sibling]

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My Grandfather - Original Writing

- My grandfather had spoken about his time in the service since before I could remember. Until recently, I had never taken an interest in what he was saying. I had become curious to everything that my grandfather, Steve had said. I had heard stories that intrigued me, and had realized that this information he was speaking about was actually important to our family history. He painted a picture in my mind of the time period, a war had just started when he was in high school. He told me that everything was mass chaos, he did not know what to do with his life yet....   [tags: Family, World War II, United States Air Force]

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Graduation Speech : My Grandmother And Grandfather

- “Always trust God and never let a man disrespect you.” my grandmother and grandfather would repeat to me on a daily basis as I arrived to their house from school. They loved three things most in the world: God, family, and food. Once I stepped into their house, my nose would be consumed by the scent of cookies and other goodies that were waiting for me. We had a routine; my grandmother would cook me food to cope with the stress of elementary school, then we would watch (in this exact order) “Judge Judy,” “Jeopardy,” “Maury,” “Seinfeld,” and lastly “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” They were more than great grandparents to me; they were also my friends and my confidants....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, World War II, High school]

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My Grandfather’s House

- My grandfather’s house is a very special place to be. I lived with my grandfather for many years when I was little. His house always seemed to have something about it that set it apart from all the rest. As you walk into the front door of his house you notice a long, slender stairway that led up into the main hallway of the house. The strong smell of cigarette smoke is quite evident when you reach this point. Yes, my grandfather did smoke. My grandfather's house was always full of laughter and many cheers....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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My Grandfather 's Life And Life

- Since we are all humans, we will all experience the dying process at some point in our lives, whether it is our own life, or a loved one’s life coming to an end. I happen to be currently experiencing the process through two of my grandparents. My grandfather has been battling prostate cancer for about eight years, and my great grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease approximately ten years ago. Both of these illnesses have had a huge impact on my entire family, but I believe they are still around because of the unrelenting love, support, and prayers from the family....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Love, Cancer]

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My Beloved Grandfather

- Sixty-five years ago, a man who protected American citizens was born. Although, I wasn’t with him entirely in his life, he was still a hero. He grew up with opportunities to learn, grow, and keeping the best memories. I was the first ever grand child that was born to him, that life I was living changed dramatically in the spring of my seventh grade year. My beloved grandfather was diagnosed with liver disease. It was unpredictable news, I was with my mom and brother in Indiana for the half of my seventh grade year until the end of February, we decided to go back to South Carolina....   [tags: personal experience and account]

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Grandfather's American Dream

- This paper focuses at the Hollywood Film industry, the Great Depression, The Theatre and the Acting career, all these historical experiences, mainly in the 1920’s and 1930’s had an impact on my grandfather’s life. This paper discusses his road to success and perseverance as he journeyed to live his American Dream. There are many cultural products that uphold the American way of life but the most famous of all being the American Dream. In the pursuit for the American Dream especially in the film industry, Hollywood known for the domination in the movie industry often called the Dream Factory because of its capability to produce images of elevated ideals, reminiscent of a factory (Bernard, 199...   [tags: 20's film industry, the Great Depression]

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My Grandfather: Proud to Be a Black Man

- The sun began to set below the mountains as we were finishing up the interview with my grandfather. I click the stop button on the voice recorder, “Man, you lived an interesting life. Do you have anything else you will like to add to it?” I said. “No, I think I gave you my whole life story. Do you think it is enough for your paper or whatever you are doing, Junior?” he replies. I shook my head and answer yes forgetting that my grandfather is legally blind in both eyes, a simple yes would have been enough....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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My Great Grandfather Was A Wonderful Man

- Have you ever been to Ashland City. If so, then you would know that just about every person there could tell you about Lloyd Harris. I was blessed enough to have this man as my great-grandfather. My great-grandfather was a wonderful man. The qualities that Mr. Harris possessed that I think are the most admirable are his tremendous work ethic, his dependability and his willingness to give to others. Unfortunately, he passed away four months ago and I feel that writing this paper will give me an opportunity to honor him and the life he led....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Ashland City, Tennessee]

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My Grandfather Is From Baltimore, Maryland

- Born October 30, 1945, Gregory Mears Bailey Sr., my grandfather is from Baltimore, Maryland. His mother, Myrtle Elizabeth Dalton Bailey was born in Greenwood, South Carolina and father, Henry Saile Bailey was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Myrtle moved to Baltimore to study nursing, but after meeting Henry she left school to raise her family. While raising his family Henry worked at Armco Steel as a steel worker. Gregory has seven brothers and sisters, Eddie, Myrtle, Matthew, Del, Mildred, Melvin, and Marie all of which were born in Baltimore Maryland....   [tags: Family, High school, Maryland, Baltimore]

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Personal Essay: Trials and my Grandfather

- A Bay Tale Motivation is perhaps the most valuable aspect to one’s personality, and its something that I believe you are born with. I support the idea that what you’ve got in your blood really does make who you are. Thats why I always take pride in representing my family and our heritage. Being brought up by dad, a classic Italian, I guess you could say I am a proud individual and I have got a decent set of morals. The Firenzi family, has gone through their fair share of trials and tribulations to end up where we are today....   [tags: Gold Rush, Fisherman]

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Accepting my Grandfather's Proximity to Death

- When I heard the news of my grandfather’s impending death, my heart dropped. For years now he had been my idol, and the one person who genuinely understood me. He taught me countless lessons but none would be as great as the one I learned following his death. He was strong and inspirational, and adored by everybody who knew him. His stories memorized me and his willpower enchanted me. He was everything I aspired to be, but now my hero was collapsing. On August 22, 2007, my grandfather got a call about his latest blood work....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Celebration of Life: My Grandfather's Funeral

- As I was walking down the aisle of the funeral tent with overwhelming pain running through my veins and my eyes brimming in tears, I saw a coffin, a red velvet piece of cloth nicely hanging out of the coffin. I made my way towards the corpse and he was wearing a nice suit, a tie and polished shoes. His eyes were closed, and his lips formed into a forceful smile; there he was, my grandfather. He was lying there peacefully. It was saddening to see such a kindhearted soul confined and restricted in a wooden box....   [tags: personal experience and reflection]

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My Grandfather: The Story of a Cab Driver

- My Grandfather, now 74, is a retired cab driver after around forty sum odd years on that specific job. At the beginning, he was just another Mexican immigrant wandering around towns aimlessly searching for a job. He hadn’t lived in El Paso until about thirty-five years ago when he had my mother in this town and my Uncles in other towns. His three children my Uncles Raul, Joe, and his daughter Brenda (, my mother,) continue his name through their children or his grandchildren. I sat there in his living room eating burritos for lunch as he had agreed to meet with me at his house around two o'clock in the afternoon....   [tags: personal history]

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My Grandfather Was My Role Model

- My grandfather was my role model because he would always help others. He was a doctor, and he would treat patients, even if they could not pay him. It did not matter to him. All that mattered was that he was able to help someone. He was put into the hospital, and he was in need of blood. A stranger donated blood for him. Thanks to that stranger, he was able to live for a few more days. Those days were the most meaningful days of my life. Because of this incidence, I started volunteering at the Canadian Blood Services....   [tags: personal reflections and stories]

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My Great Grandfather Owned A Business

- My great-grandfather owned a business in the 1940s and conducted business solely through conversation, mail, and newspaper ads. My grandfather took over the family business in the 1960s and conducted business through conversation, mail, newspaper ads, projectors, and telephones. My uncle took over the family business in the late 1990s and now conducts business through conversation, mail, telephones, computers, internet, software, tablets, apps, and many other forms of technology. One form of technology dominant in all workplaces is PowerPoint....   [tags: Microsoft PowerPoint, Presentation]

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My Grandfather 's Leadership Style

- When I think of leadership I cannot help but to think of my grandfather. While my grandfather has held a high rank in the United States Navy, founded and continues to run Caithness Energy, has been the commodore of multiple yacht clubs, and has seen great success as a captain in competitive sailing – it is not the titles that he has held that define him as a leader. When I became experienced enough to join his racing crew I began to understand why I have witnessed so many people displaying such great respect for him over the years - both professionally and at sailing events....   [tags: Leadership, Management]

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Francesco Respa: My Grandfather's Story

- “If it wasn’t for me, none of you would be here.” Those were the words my grandpa said to his tremendous family at every family gathering throughout the past couple of years of his life. My grandpa, Francesco Resta, famously known as “Grandpa”, was the father of four, grandfather of eight, and great grandfather to another eight, not to mention the dozens of other people who were basically family that saw Grandpa as their own. Grandpa treated everyone with a genuine kindness that made all those who were in his presence feel as though he truly was their own grandpa....   [tags: personal family history]

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Eulogy for Grandfather

- Eulogy for Grandfather My grandfather and I had a number of secrets between us. Most of these, I can't tell; the salient feature of a secret is not the matter contained within the secret, but the trust implied. But I'll tell you one secret, because I think it's important, and because I think that my grandfather won't mind. It's a little secret, without much drama to it: My grandfather once told me that he would have liked to have been a history teacher. Like I said, it's a little secret. It's a little dream....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandfather

- Eulogy for Grandfather To my family, relatives and friends who knew Joseph, may the grace and peace of Almighty God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit be with you all. Although I can not be here today physically, I am here with you in spirit. I would like to share a few words about my grandfather, whom I loved very dearly. He was a man who loved his family very much and made the best of what he had to provide for them. During my lifetime, I observed how diligently my grandfather worked in the barbershop, in the garden and around the house....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandfather

- Eulogy for Grandfather When I was little, if you couldn't find me, I could be anywhere— up a tree, under the covers, in the closet, even hiding in the bathroom where I couldn't be disturbed... but almost always with a book. Friends even through college would ask how it was that I gobbled up words like peanut butter. Usually, I would just shrug and say, “I have no idea where it came from!” Thinking back, though, it's so obvious— how could I miss it. My GungGung took such an amazing interest in books that one of my lasting childhood memories is him sitting in that armchair in the corner of the Ross Road house, under a pool of lamplight, poring over some biography of a thousand pages....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandfather

- Eulogy for Grandfather My grandfather will be remembered as a hardworking and modest man. He had simple needs. He was forthright and honest, a person with humble beginnings who placed a great value on education and friendship. I will remember him as the only grandparent I ever knew. I will remember him as a man who was content with what life had given him. He never asked for much and in the years I knew him, he lived a simple life. My grandfather's lifetime could be divided into three different parts....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandfather

- Eulogy for Grandfather My grandfather taught us so much. When my sister and I were little, he taught us how to paint with oils on smooth pieces of wood, instructing us on how to blend colors or make certain brush strokes, telling us that "there are no straight lines in nature," to help us paint better trees. He taught us how to work with clay, too, and made us our own clay-working tools. He taught us how to roll pennies from the piggy bank he'd fill up every week. He taught us about the birds flying into the birdfeeder next to the family room window....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Eulogy for Grandfather

- Eulogy for Grandfather One of my earliest memories of Grandpa begins with us driving to the Monmouth Park Racetrack. We sure did love to go to the track and root for Julie Krone or one of our other favorite jockeys. He loved challenges, and he especially loved the challenge of picking the ponies. He would read the race programs in the Asbury Park Press and usually pre-pick most of the day's favorite horses before ever leaving the house. Still, on arrival, we always bought the program and maybe a race sheet or two before entering the track grandstand....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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The I Never Had The Experience If Having A Grandfather

- Growing up I never had the experience if having a grandfather. My paternal grandfather passed away way before I was even born, on the other hand my maternal grandfather left our family for another one when I was about six years old. I envied hearing my cousins talk about their grandfather as some type of hero who was always there for them and loved them unconditionally. When I heard my grandmother mention that my sick grandfather was coming back into our lives eleven years later didn’t excite me at all....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Sadness, Crying]

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The Death of My Grandfather

- About five years ago, I was really sad the day my Grandfather died. I can’t really remember the day it happened, but it was a great loss to the family. We lost someone really dear to us and felt incomplete. My Grandmother and my dad were really devastated. Since that day no one has been the same. That same year my grandfather passed on, my dad had weird dreams about him. We didn’t know what it meant, but my dad would always wake up in the middle of the night sweating, wondering what it meant....   [tags: Essay About Myself]

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My Great Grandfather Death Was The Earliest Loss Experience

- My great grandfather death was the earliest loss experience I can remember. He was put on hospice for a few months and died from prostate cancer on August 10, 2007 in the living room of my basement. I was eleven years old when he passed away and recall standing beside his bed when he took his last breath. Given that we had him in the house three months before he passed away, I not only remember him dying, but also remember witnessing his body slowly shutting down as the days passed by. My grandmother and her sisters would change him everyday, give him water with a dropper and talk to him for hours on end....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Meaning of life, Death]

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My Family: My Grandfather is My Hero

- The denotation of the word hero is "a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities". To some, that person may be George Washington, Batman, or even Peter Griffin. My hero, though, is my grandfather, D.S. Patel. My grandfather, from my mother's side of the family, is a wise, nice, caring sixty-year old man. Vocationally, he works as a civil engineer for the state of Indiana. How can a sixty-year old civil engineer be a hero. Let's find out how strangers see him as a hero, and how I see him as a hero....   [tags: Autobiography, Personal Experience]

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My Grandfather 's Life Is Systems Theory

- Introduction I chose to interview Hayward Thues for this paper. Hayward is an African American male and he is my paternal grandfather. Hayward was born in Ringgold, Louisiana in 1930 and is currently 86 years old. Hayward currently lives with his wife, my paternal grandmother, and they have been married for 65 years. One of my oldest uncles also lives with my grandparents as well as a few cousins. My grandparents typically have one or more family members residing with them at all times; they have never lived alone together....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, African American]

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My Speech On My Grandfather 's Storytelling

-         1.         I was fifteen years old when the world ended.  I didn 't realize it was the end when it came, none of us did. When it happened my mind was elsewhere. I was remembering when I was a small boy sitting on my grandfather 's recliner listening to him read stories from the Bible. He often recited the stories, and I believe he could’ve recounted the entire book from memory if he wanted to. When the end came, I was thinking of the time he told me and my younger sister, Cassie, about the creation of the world. When he told the story he closed his eyes and took a deep breath as he spoke of the day God created the heavens and the Earth....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Family, Psychology]

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The Best Television Show From My Grandfather

- Let me begin with this, asking for one memorable television show from my grandfather was probably the hardest decision he has ever had to make. At the end of the conversation he still could not pick just one show, so we went by genres and narrowed it down to two shows. One of the shows was a comedy and one was a western. Let’s start off with Sanford and Son. This sitcom aired on NBC and starred a father, Fred Sanford, who owned a junkyard and worked there with his son, Lamont. Fred’s son had a friend named, Julio, who was Puerto Rican....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Family]

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My Great Grandfather, Dr. Quot. Long

- My great grandfather, Dr. A.J. Long, was a caring man. He was dearly loved by his wife, three children, and seven grandchildren. He came from a big family of sisters and brothers, he worked hard in life through college and had an impressive career. A.J. always wanted to go above and beyond in what ever he was doing, he never wanted to be average, this is what made him an amazing great grandfather and big influence in my life. I didn’t really get to know my great grandfather, he passed away when I was eight years old to a sudden heart-attack....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Sibling, Golf]

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A Day At My Grandfather 's House On His Farm

- As adults, we often use the scientific method, or process of elimination to help explain things that we cannot. Although, as children, we immediately jumped to conclusions no matter how otherworldly or outrageous our explanation. Whether we believed the sound coming from your closet was some type of terrifying monster, or the old woman that paced the side-walk kidnapped children and turned them into soap, explanation was left to our imagination. I can remember quiet a few thoughts like this, but one in particular has always stood out....   [tags: Mind, Thought]

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My Grandfather With Moderate Alzheimer 's Disease

- Nine years ago, my grandfather was diagnosed with moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Since that time, his mental health has progressively deteriorated. Within a couple years, he forgot the names of his closest family members. He began struggling to remember entire conversations we had together. Two years ago, we were forced to place him in an assisted living home with other patients suffering from dementia. Witnessing the transition from my spry grandfather relaxing on the beach in his sunhat and Hawaiian shirt, to seeing him confined like a prisoner in the nursing home wrapped from head to toe in sweaters and scarfs was both sudden and traumatic for me....   [tags: Alzheimer's disease, Apolipoprotein E, Protein]

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My Inspiration : My Grandfather and My Father

- My grandfather initiated the concept of obtaining an education in my father’s life. My grandfather established and ran a school for forty years in his town. Not only did locals attend, but the school brought together students from surrounding villages. My grandfather then supported my father through college and then university in the US. My grandfather and father educated many students and are my inspiration. After completing an undergraduate degree, my goal is to move on to a doctorate degree. There’s so much to learn and I want to be able to absorb it all....   [tags: personal story and reflections]

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An Essay About My Grandfather 's Diagnosis

- Essay 1 Tell us something you are passionate about and why. Do not exceed 1500 characters (about 250 words). My grandfather, who I was very close to, passed away from lung cancer. Watching his struggle with the disease started a lifelong desire to help cure cancer. My grandfather’s tumor was inoperable. Chemotherapy and radiation, meant to save him, only made him sicker and weaker. My family and I could only watch while he was constantly in pain. As part of my volunteering at the pediatric department, I played with pediatric cancer patients who had to stay in their hospital rooms and talked to parents struggling to balance work and spending time with their children....   [tags: Oncology, Cancer, Medicine, Alternative medicine]

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Plato: The Grandfather of Democracy

- Plato: The Grandfather of Democracy The history and the evolution of what we know as law, has developed out of many different viewpoints and philosophies. It has been the result of the operational and manipulative aspects of public affairs, and also seems to be the creation of different philosophical systems. There have been many that have been innovators in this area of thought from political leaders and dictators, to others who were simple political idealists and philosophers. Through the wisdom and teachings of Plato, law has evolved into many different systems, and through this paper we will discuss the impact this particular philosopher had had on our modern system of democracy....   [tags: Papers]

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My Grandfather 's Life And His Life

- When I was young, my grandfather used to tell me a variety of stories about his life in Yemen and how wonderful and tough it was. You may wonder how his life was wonderful and tough at the same time. On one hand, he told me that he grew up in a small town where everybody knew and protected each other, and the people of this town were like a single family. On the other hand, his life was tough because he didn’t get paid well, and getting paid in this small town wasn’t as well as he expected. This small town is called Hadramout....   [tags: Family, Love, Saudi Arabia, Sibling]

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Case Study : My Grandfather 's House

- The problem I encountered about two months ago was between two tenants in my grandfather’s house. Linda is a boutique owner she’s been in the business for eight years. She recently took a loan from the bank to expand her business. This is not her first time of taking a loan from the bank, she has taken money from the bank a couple of times and has been able to pay back all the time. According to Linda she was looking forward to expanding her business. She wants to own another store in the city where she could sell more clothes and bags and make more money....   [tags: Money, Debt, Payment, Loan]

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My Debt to Grandfather

- Walking back into my grandparent's kitchen after being gone for so many years and under the present circumstances caused a flood of bittersweet emotions that seemed to steal the very breath from my body. As my eyes combed the room, I noticed people, some I knew, some I didn't, standing in small groups of two or three, all of them wearing black and all of them trying to maintain a solemn composure by laughing at jokes that weren't funny or by remembering a past best left unremembered. The funeral had been over for hours, but like the small sucker fish that symbiotically clings to the underside of the great white shark in hopes of feeding on the shark's leftovers, everyone at the wake seemed t...   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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My Hero, My Grandfather

- My Hero, My Grandfather My grandfather was a very loving man, he loved his family more than anything he had known. The only thing that could compare to his love for his family, was his love for his country. In his life he would have to make many sacrifices for his country, and the second would be supporting his wife and kids. He took on hardships with ease, he always had a certain calmness to him, this is something I idolize about him, I would like to learn how to act this way. He’s my hero because he was special, not like anyone else I have ever met, he knew he was special, but he never he never flaunted it....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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More Than A Grandfather

- More Than A Grandfather My grandfather has had such a huge impact on my life. Why, you ask. It’s because of the kind of person that he is, and all of the things he has accomplished in his life. He has been successful at every thing he has ever done and has never failed at anything he has ever tried. He worked so hard for everything that he has and at one point he had to work two jobs to support his wife and four kids....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Childhood Memories of Grandfather

- It was a month after my fifteenth birthday when he died. I flew back to South Carolina on an express flight. It was Thanksgiving time, and the planes were packed. I sat uncomfortably in the back of the plane, feeling like a foreigner dressed in my black garb. My grandfather's death was not a shock. I had known he was dying of cancer for almost two years now, but when my grandmother called us and told us he was very close to the end, I still refused to believe it. I had seen him only a year ago on his eightieth birthday....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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The Medicine Bag by Virginia Driving Hawk

- There comes a point in everyone’s life when they go through an experience that enables them to come to age, and transition into adolescence. In Virginia Sneve’s short story, “The Medicine Bag”, Martin learns a valuable lesson on judging others as he comes to a realization on what a true Aboriginal is. In addition, he understands that his assumptions about his friends’ attitudes were inaccurate. Martin also moves from a phase of thinking of himself solely to thinking of others, as noted when he starts to reflect on his grandfather’s feelings....   [tags: martin, grandfather's visit, aboriginal]

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My Grandfather Passed Away

- As I hefted my gigantic duffel bag onto my back and hugged my pillow tightly, I searched the crowd of what seemed like millions of parents for mine. I finally spotted them standing by the baseball field. As I tried to make my way through the crowd, I noticed how different my mother looked. Her face looked much older than I ever remember it looking, but that was soon forgotten in all my excitement. When I finally got to my parents, I gave them each big hugs, and then we headed for the car. Once we got in the car, I erupted like a volcano pouring forth every event that had happened in that one week at camp....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family]

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Learning From Grandfather (Grandpa)

- Learning From Grandfather My brother and I are playing on the porch steps, and are being watched intently by my grandmother. She gently rocks on the old cream colored swing, which proclaims of its lack of oil with every movement of its chains. The green indoor-outdoor carpeting that covers the steps too shows its age, with concrete poking through the edges. It scratches my legs as I sit and build things with my legos, but I have gotten used to the feeling. Today isn’t too hot, but the cool breeze that blows through is a welcome change....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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The Death Of The Bile Duct

- “April Fools, I’m not really sick.” These were the last words ever spoken to me, the last thing I ever heard besides the quiet groans and indistinguishable gibberish coming from the lips of a man who had once been so lively and strong. We thought it was seasonal depression and that it would go away once winter turned to spring. However, what we didn’t know was that we were horribly wrong. As winter turned to spring, things began to grow worse, the once mental symptoms, soon spread to physical symptoms and he grew weak....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Grandfather clause]

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Grandfather's House

- Grandfathers House His house, an edifice of dilapidated wood, reminds me of age. The white siding showed evidence of neglect. Paint chips had fallen off and collected on the window ledge and shudders, leaving small patches of wood showing. The shudders were brown and rough, like that of the bark of an old tree. Hanging askew, they gave the impression of experience. Before the front entrance stood a moss enclosed porch. The moss hung off the porch like motionless waves of the sea. Mounted in the porch stood a cast iron rail, while crooked, it still displayed the same strength as though it were new....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Grandfather

- I hardly ever think about the lives my grand-parents and great-grand-parents led. Maybe this hig tech world has desensitized us to our emotions, or maybe we have lost touch with our spiritual selves. Whatever the case, it seems that in today's modern world, most people don't think or worry about people who lived in a different time than today. Why should my ancestors be of importance to me. After thinking about this topic, I began to realize the importance of knowing more about my relatives. Sometimes a family tree is written for reasons other than just being able to trace your roots....   [tags: Essays About Family 2014]

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My Grandfather

- My Grandfather- The Gift of My Life If I could be like anybody, I would wish to become more like my late grandfather, whose memories have inspired me to strive for success, like the smell of old, dusty books which reminds me of his admiration on learning. An avid collector, he had many books, most of which went unread. He owned books on everything from medicine to Spain, to several sets of encyclopedias. After he faced health problems, he came less to the library and read fewer books. They became just part of the scenery, collecting only dust and memories....   [tags: Family]

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My Grandfather

- I want you to close your eyes for a moment and try to imagine being 19. Now imagine being pulled away from your family, your friends, and your home, and placed into hell with nothing but a gun and a prayer. You are a soldier in 1944, fighting in one of the most gruesome and pitiless wars of all time: World War II. It is December 15, 1944. Your company of 250 men, the farthest division advanced in Germany, has just captured Kesternich. Early dawn of the very next day, the town is lit up by large klieg lights as an entire tank division comes pouring into the town....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family]

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My Grandfather

- My Grandfather, although he moved around a lot when he was a kid, grew up fairly well. He has lived in California, Texas, Wisconsin and many other states. He traveled to many places because of his first career. Grandpa was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He lived there for the first three months of his life. He then moved to Texas where he lived in the suburbs of Dallas. He then moved to California and moved back to Texas to live with his grandparents for times when his mother couldn't have him stay with her....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Literary Analysis of ?The Grandfather? by Gary Soto

- “[Gary Soto’s] power comes from showing, from painting pictures that allow the reader to feel the wonder promise, and pain of everyday life” (Fabiano185). Gary Soto’s writing goes right to the center of the Chicano experience (Dunn 284). In “The Grandfather”, Gary Soto presents the feeling of what everyday life would be like when living in a Hispanic community. Soto is able to do this with a naturalistic writing style, writing in a simple style, and using his real life experiences as a basis. Naturalism is a writing style in which the writer takes a slice of life and makes it last forever....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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My Grandfather, My Guardian Angel

- My central psyche has combusted into dozens of abstract particles. Each notion fits perfectly. It is as if my life has been predestined. Each new day is simply inevitable. Or, perhaps, it is the opposite, and the jigsaw puzzle, otherwise known as my world is molding each individual sector. They are all being sculpted accordingly as to each step I take, whichever direction it may be in. Many a time, I have sat back and pondered my surroundings. I have explored the decisions I have made as to whether they have been judicious, or pernicious to my well being....   [tags: personal experiences]

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I Have A Guardian Watching Over Me

- I have a guardian watching over me in heaven,I call him Abuelo. Ever since I was a young girl, I admired my grandfather as a hero and a role-model. My beloved grandfather ,Alberto Schellemberg, has had an everlasting imprint on my soul. When I think of my Abuelo, tears come to my eyes as I recall my fond memories I have of him.The long phone calls I had with him and the special visits.He provided me with an abundance of unconditional love,kindness,patience ,comfort,and motivation.My grandfather taught me that you don’t need a cape nor an eye mask to be hero .He taught me certain values that helped shape who I am today....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Love, Grandfather clause]

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Respect, Hard work and Wisdom in ACelebretion of Grandfather´s by RudolfoA. Anaya

- In today’s society, America is represented by the young, the cool, and most importantly, the active. In past generations, the elderly were looked upon in admiration for their accomplishments in life. Now, they are tossed aside, due to their inability to work in this day and age. In a summary of the fiction piece, Time Machine, by H. G. Wells, there is tell how “...in the land of everlasting youth, the problem of ageing-if it is a problem- has been apparently resolved. A genre of utopian and dystopian writers raise often unanswered questions about the place of the elderly in future society....   [tags: Elderly, Respect]

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Grandfather’s Love (Grandpa's Love)

- My Grandfather’s Love As we neared the house I could see the front yard emerge amidst the hurricane-twisted pines that stood like sentinels guarding a castle. Pulling into the yard, I noticed that the grass looked like one of my great-grandmother's patchwork quilts. Old, but new in a way, shaded with varying hues of greens and browns seeming to be sewn together with sporadically mounted ant hills adjacent to a wondering dog's paw prints. We pulled into the driveway slowly as not to disturb dust that lay sleeping on the broken concrete....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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The Journey Of Enlightenment : An Open Mind With The Ability For Profound Contemplation

- The journey of enlightenment has often been, the road less traveled. However, when traveled, its essential one has an open-mind with the ability for profound contemplation. I recollect my personal journey to enlightenment, as if it were yesterday. It was a magnificent summer day, the weather was stunning, an unusually cool 70-degrees, with no clouds in the sky. The phone rang, it was my father, asking if my husband and I could assistance him with an immediate need. Quickly thinking back in time, I pondered the minimal times my father ever asked for assistance, and realized it was only once, until now....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Tea, Grandfather clause]

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The Day I Started Living

- I am Rob Geis; a simple guy, not too exquisite. I was also a pretty decent writer before things went south; although the measly royalties from my book sales would tell you otherwise... Heh... Guess people just aren't into interesting stuff anymore. Most of them would prefer to go online and search up cat videos to pass the time instead. I was never the most intelligent guy at my school. More of the quiet loner that was known for "raging," as the guidance counselor called it, whenever someone annoyed me too much....   [tags: pony, problems, grandfather, death, living]

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Grandma and Grandpa - My Grandfather, A Man of Respect

- My Grandfather – A Man of Respect Winds scratch his hands and his sharp bones deeply assert their lineaments. He stands like a trembling leaf on the branch of an evergreen, and will not fall. (Emmanuel di Pasquale, "Old Man Timochenko") This stanza from Emmanuel di Pasquale's poem "Old Man Timochenko" portrays my grandfather well. My grandfather is a man of respect because he never gave up on life, not even when his friends and family were burned alive on a train traveling from East Punjab to West Punjab during the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Profile Essays Profile Essays - Grandfather, Grandpa

- Profile Essays Profile Essays - Grandfather, Grandpa By definition, my grandfather is handicapped. However, he doesn't act as though he is, and he certainly does not want to be treated in any special way. In fact, most of the handicapped people in society do not appreciate being treated in a way different from anyone else. They just want to be accepted as human beings. Some people become handicapped as a result of an accident. Others are born with their disabilities. My grandfather was asleep one night on a Coast Guard cutter when another ship, a destroyer, appeared in the distance....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Personal Narrative- Faith Through Grandfather's Surgery

- Personal Narrative- Faith Through Grandfather's Surgery At a time when I thought things could not get any worse, I found out that my grandfather would have to go through a triple bypass heart surgery. This news devastated me. My grandfather- Ampaw is what we call him, is not only my grandfather- but also my best friend. He is my role model, and I have an immeasurable love for him. I had just lost my great grandmother, and now my grandfather was going to have to go through a life threatening surgery....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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A Remarkable Man, My Idol, My Grandfather

- A Remarkable Man, My Idol, My Grandfather Dr. Benre’s comments: Marty paints a telling portrait of her step-grandfather, but never relies merely on telling the reader. Small anecdotes about her grandfather, as well as some of his habits, gave Marty’s story a much more powerful presentation that it would have if she had simply told the readers that he was neat and kind. More importantly, she maintains a significance to her story which travels from beginning to end. She uses her story to play on emotions without crossing the line into melodrama and makes a telling point in her conclusion....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Free Personal Narratives: Grandfather, Missing in Action

- Grandfather – Missing in Action We whiled away lazy afternoons down in his cool basement, working on an intricate model train system. I would blow the horn and link the cars into long snaking trains of autumn colors—burnt red, mustard yellow, and pumpkin orange. He would pull them apart again, telling me in gentle admonition that I had to stop doing that because they would all get stuck in the tunnel or that they couldn’t all handle the sharp turns. My clumsy little hands would knock over the houses, the miniature people and the toothpick-sized telephone poles....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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The Vietnam War Veteran: Behind the Scenes of the Vietnam War

- In this interview my interviewee was my grandfather Roy Gene Lakin. In the interview I asked him multiple questions over what he did during his time in the war. We talked about his rank and about what life was like in Vietnam and where he has been during that time. This interview will give you information about what people did during the war. My grandpa told me things about what he did and about what his job was as a U.S. Marine. My grandfather Roy Gene Lakin was a U.S. Marine. He had many ranks which were private, private 1st class, lieutenant corporal, corporal, sergeant, staff sergeant, gunnery sergeant, master sergeant, and an E8....   [tags: interview with my grandfather Roy Gene Lakin]

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Being Raised by Grandparents

- He is the lightkeeper he keeps the light for me extra beams safety deposited inside a microfold somewhere somewhere hidden somewhere inside those pretty hands --Finney, "The Lightkeeper" Is Nikky Finney's poem "The Lightkeeper" about her dad or someone else. Many people have different opinions on who her poem is about, but when I read it, I imagine the lightkeeper to be my grandfather, even though my family is your basic "Cleaver" family. My parents are still happily married after their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary....   [tags: Family Grandmother Grandfather]

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The People Who Have Influenced Me

- My grandfather . This is the first thing coming up to my mind when being asked about the one who is the most important to me. From time to time, the caring and educating professionally of my beloved granddad grew me up. If he had not given me opportunities to take his lessons, maybe I would not have realized that what I had to do to make my life really valuable. Serving as a colonel in military, my granddad taught me to be disciplined- one of the most important characteristics for young people....   [tags: Personal Essays grandfather granddad]

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My Ancestors On My Maternal Grandfather 's Side Were From England And Germany

- My ancestors on my maternal grandfather’s side were from England and Germany. My maternal great-grandfather was born in England, and my great-great-grandmother was born in Germany. Unfortunately, my grandfather did not have much contact with his family after his parents divorced, so this is all he knows. I also know that I am related to a English actor named Edward Petherbridge somehow. I find this exciting because my family calls my grandfather “Edward” instead of “William,” which is his first name....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Race, Human]

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A Celebration of Grandfathers, by Rudolfo A. Anaya

- The author's tone in the sentence sounds friendly and loving towards the ancianos. "These ancianos from the cultures of the Rio Grande, living side by side, sharing, growing together, they knew the rhythms and cycles of time, from the preparation of the earth in the spring to the digging of the acequias that brought the water to the dance of the harvest in the fall." The author says that the ancianos live together, which means that they treat themselves in a good manner, so they are friendly to each other....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tone]

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My Hero, My Grandpa

- My Hero, My Grandpa I have so many memories of my hero, my grandpa, but a few stick out in my mind. Ever since I can remember, my grandpa always wore the slippers. He wore shoes too, but at the Sunday dinners at my grandparent?s house, he always wore those slippers. I could hear him as he gently shuffled his way across the hardwood floor and came out of the kitchen to give us all hugs and kisses. The suede slippers were the color of coffee with a dash of cream to lighten them up. On the inside, wool spilled out as if it were trying to escape the slipper....   [tags: Personal Narrative Discriptive Grandfather Essays]

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Insights in A Celebration of Grandfathers by Rudolfo A. Anaya

- Ever since we have been able to walk and talk, we have always been told to respect our elders. As we grew older, we used this old piece of advice to get respect from younger siblings and underclassmen. This quote was established under the understanding that your elders hold more experience, therefore they are wiser. They are able to give you insight into your life, and the world around you. In Rudolfo A. Anaya’s, “A Celebration of Grandfathers”, three insights that he receives from his grandfather consist of having patience, praying for rain, and the transformation of life....   [tags: Patience, Love, Family]

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Poem Comparison of Mr bleaney by Philip Larkin and In Memory of My Grandfather by Edward Storey

- Poem Comparison of Mr bleaney by Philip Larkin and In Memory of My Grandfather by Edward Storey The two poems that will be conveyed and compared will be 'Mr Bleaney' (by Philip Larkin) & 'In Memory of My Grandfather' (by Edward Storey). Both verses describe the character of the poem. The character in the poem on the Grandfather has admiration, but Mr Bleaney is disturbed. In this essay I will compare the character, poets feelings and attitude to each man. Furthermore, the similarities and differences in structure, language and image between the two poems will be compared and lastly my preference and emotional responses....   [tags: Papers]

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a letter to my grandfather

- It is hard to face the truth but still read the whole letter to know the REAL sujatha and do not tear the letter in the middle of it just because you think you know the whole truth. You called my mom a person who gives importance to money, you who gave your own children telugu medium education because it is cheaper that way, i am feeling strange that i used to give respect to such a dim-witted person, such a person who is hell bent on levelling false allegations shamelessly on his own daughter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Amazing Grandfather (Grandpa)

- Personal Narrative- My Amazing Grandpa I don't have a lot of fantastic memories of childhood. There were no spectacular family adventures, no unique family projects that taught some sort of moral lesson, no out-of-the-ordinary holidays. We ate family meals together, but most of the time the children and adults lived in different worlds. The kids went to school, did homework, and played; the adults worked. I was lucky, though. When I wanted a little of both worlds, I could always turn to Grandpa....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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